Nature Quotes - (74) - Inspiring Quotations about the Environment, Nature & Trees



A collection of quotes and sayings relating to the environment, nature & trees aimed to inspire. Nature is perceived as sacred & inspiring. Being within powerful nature landscapes slows down one's pace to smell the flowers along the way and take in the breathtaking scenery, regenerating our energy for life with its unpredictable turns. It also dilutes extreme individualism and its inevitable aloneness. Being out in nature for longer periods can be about a journey to a place where disordered, uncontrolled life can have expression because it is held. Nature can hold you in balance; in its tranquillity and harmony of beingness.

The words "soul" and "spirit," can clearly be felt as we apply the concepts of "merging" and being "at one" with nature.

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Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
~ Kahlil Gibran

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Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars... and if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole existence is joyful.  Everything is simply happy.  Trees are happy for no reason; they are not going to become prime ministers or presidents and they are not going to become rich and they will never have any bank balance.  Look at the flowers - for no reason.  It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are.
~ Osho

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Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
~Lao Tzu

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Trees are poems that earth writes upon the sky, We fell them down and turn them into paper, That we may record our emptiness.
~ Kahlil Gibran

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A human being is part of the whole, called by us "Universe," a part limited in time and space.
He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
~ Albert Einstein, 1950

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The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.
~ Anne Frank

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Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
~ Anton Chekhov, author

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It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful,
and gives birth to imagination.
~ Henry David Thoreau

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I think along the way, as we treat nature as model and mentor, and not as a nuisance to be
evaded or manipulated, we will certainly acquire much more reverence for life than
  we seem to be showing right now.
~ Amory Lovins ~

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"The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see Nature all ridicule and deformity, and some scarce see Nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, Nature is Imagination itself."
~ William Blake

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See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...
we need silence to be able to touch souls.
~ Mother Teresa

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Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
~  Frank Lloyd Wright

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I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.
~  Walt Whitman

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The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.
~ Quote by - Galileo Galilei

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This very moment is a seed from which the flowers of tomorrow's happiness grow.
~ Margaret Lindsey

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Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
~ Quote by - Sir John Lubbock

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Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
~ Albert Einstein

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Go forth under the open sky, and list To Nature's teachings
~ William Cullen Bryant

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The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness
~ John Muir

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Each is like a river that leaves behind its name and shape, the whole course of its path, to vanish into the vast sea of God. ~ ~ Richard Selzer

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Nature goes her own way and all that to us seems an exception is really according to order.
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Nature tops the list of potent tranquilizers and stress reducers. The mere sound of moving water has been shown to lower blood pressure.
~ Patch Adams

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We lose our souls if we lose the experience of the forest, the butterflies, the song of the birds, if we can’t see the stars at night.
~ Thomas Berry

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A sense of curiosity is nature’s original school of education.
~ Smiley Blanton

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I am comforted by life’s stability, by earth’s unchageableness. What has seemed new and frightening assumes its place in the unfolding of knowledge. It is good to know our universe. What is new is only new to us.
~ Pearl S. Buck

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Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.
~ John Burroughs

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To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter; to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring – these are some of the rewards of the simple life.
~ John Burroughs

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It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know of wonder and humility.
~ Rachel Carson

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Synchronicity is choreographed by a great, pervasive intelligence that lies at the heart of nature, and is manifest in each of us through intuitive knowledge.
~ Deepak Chopra

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The garden is a love song, a duet between a human being and Mother Nature.
~ Jeff Cox

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If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.
~ Eleanora Duse

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Until a man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.
~ Thomas Alva Edison

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Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
~ Albert Einstein

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Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.
~ Albert Einstein

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Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
~ Albert Einstein

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We still do not know one-thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
~ Albert Einstein

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Oneness is the law of nature: what we do to others, we do to ourselves.
~ Jonathan H. Ellerby

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The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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When nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Nature is made to conspire with spirit to emancipate us.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.
~ Mahatma Gandhi

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We all need to look into the dark side of our nature - that's where the energy is, the passion. People are afraid of that because it holds pieces of us we're busy denying.
~ Sue Grafton

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A bird does not sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
~ Lou Holtz

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When we pay attention to nature’s music, we find that everything on the earth contributes to its harmony.
~ Hazrat Inayat Khan

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In dwelling, be close to the land. In meditation, go deep in the heart.
~ Lao Tzu

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Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
~ Lao Tzu

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Art is the child of Nature.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
~ Sir John Lubbock

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Use those talents you have. You will make it. You will give joy to the world. Take this tip from nature: The woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except those who sang best.
~ Bernard Meltzer

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The richness I achieve comes from Nature, the source of my inspiration.
~ Claude Monet

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Nature herself does not distinguish between what seed it receives. It grows whatever seed is planted; this is the way life works. Be mindful of the seeds you plant today, as they will become the crop you harvest.
~ Mary Morrissey

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Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.
~ John Muir

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The dearest way into the Universe is though a forest wilderness.
~ John Muir

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When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.
~ John Muir

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Joys come from simple and natural things: mists over meadows, sunlight on leaves, the path of the moon over water.
~ Sigurd F. Olson

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Spending time in nature both reduces stress and enhances creativity.
~ Salli Rasberry

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I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?
~ Robert Redford

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An artist, under pain of oblivion, must have confidence in himself, and listen only to his real master: Nature.
~ Renoir

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Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

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Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty if only we have the eyes to see them.
~ John Ruskin

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Your true nature is purity, peace and joy.
~ Sathya Sai Baba

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Miracles do not happen in contradiction to nature, but only in contradiction to that which is known to us of nature.
~ Saint Augustine

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Whether you are aware of them or not, whether you recognize them as spiritual or not, you probably have had the experiences of silence, or transcendence, or the Divine—a few seconds, a few minutes that seem out of time; a moment when the ordinary looks beautiful, glowing; a deep sense of being at peace, feeling happy for no reason. When these experiences come…believe in them. They reflect your true nature.
~ Ravi Shankar

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Nature never repeats herself, and the possibilities of one human soul will never be found in another.
~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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It is the nature of man to rise to greatness if greatness is expected of him.
~ John Steinbeck

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God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass—grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.
~ Mother Teresa

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Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.
~ John Updike

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Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.
~ Voltaire

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In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.
~ Alice Walker

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The rainbow comes and goes, and lovely is the rose.
~ William Wordsworth

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Come forth into the light of things. Let nature be your teacher.
~ William Wordsworth

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I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
~ Frank Lloyd Wright

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